Chicago Cubs: A look at five likely free agent additions
Jun 23, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs right fielderChris Denorfia
(15) hits a walk off sacrifice fly in the tenth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field. The Chicago Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports
Chris Denorfia played small yet important role for the Cubs in 2015 as a veteran on a young team. Denorfia came to the Cubs known as a plus defender who hits fastballs well, hitting .269 in 103 games played.
I could see a scenario where the team brings him back for another year to be the fifth outfielder who pinch hits and comes in as a defensive substitute late in games.
Despite making 45 starts in 78 appearances for the Cubs, the 35-year-old wrapped up the regular season with three homers and 18 RBI.
This club had over a dozen walk-off wins this year, leading the entire league in that category. Denorfia helped the Cubs finish off both the Los Angeles Dodgers with a sacrifice fly and ended Chicago’s final regular season home game with a solo homer to sink the soon-to-be World Series Champions’ Kansas City Royals.